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File #: 1327-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/21/2021 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 6/21/2021 Final action: 6/24/2021
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to modify and increase an engineering agreement with AECOM Technical Services, Inc., for professional engineering services for the North Bank Park Closure project for the Division of Sewerage & Drainage/Stormwater Section on behalf of the Department of Recreation and Parks; to authorize the transfer of cash and appropriation of up to $21,755.57 within the Recreation and Parks General Obligation Fund; to authorize the expenditure of up to $21,755.57 from the Recreation General Obligation Bond Fund; and to amend the 2020 Capital Improvement Budget. ($21,755.57)
Attachments: 1. Ord. 1327-2021 Funding Template.pdf, 2. Ord. 1327-2021 Utilization 611709-100000.pdf


BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Utilities to modify (Mod #1) the professional engineering services agreement with AECOM Technical Services, Inc. for the North Bank Park Closure project (CIP 611709-100000), in an amount up to $21,755.57. The Department of Public Utilities, Division of Sewerage and Drainage is managing the contract and this modification on behalf of the Department of Recreation & Parks (CRPD).

The current project is evaluating the need for repair and the possibilities for modification to the existing stop log gate and sandbag closures associated with the West Columbus Local Protection Project. This modification will add the North Bank Park sandbag closure to the list of closure locations currently being evaluated.

Planning Area is 55 (Downtown).

Amount of additional funds to be expended: $21,755.57
Original Contract (PO238166) $ 249,894.77
Modification #1 (current) $ 21,755.57
CONTRACT TOTAL $ 271,650.34

Reasons additional goods/services could not be foreseen:
The original contract did not anticipate the need or desire of CRPD to investigate the North Bank Park sandbag closure. Through discussion with CRPD related to the responsibility of this closure, it was communicated that DPU was in the process of investigating automated flood barrier protection measures at closure locations associated with the WCLPP. CRPD then requested that the North Bank Park closure location be evaluated as well, if possible.

Reason other procurement processes are not used:
The design professional has already established relationships with the potential flood barrier manufacturers and has met with CRPD to walk the closure area and discuss their needs and concerns. They are also familiar with the nuances of the project area and the design requirements. Bidding of the contract modification would push completion of the project even further.

How cost of modification was determined:
The cost proposal was provi...

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